Bad weather took it’s toll on the New York Yankees this week, but they also managed to hold first place regardless, thanks to the Boston Red Sox falling short. Here’s how the AL East shaped up this week.
New York Yankees (28-13)
The New York Yankees had an interesting week. They finished off their series against the Oakland A’s, winning one game 7-6 and the other 6-2. They would go on to play the Washington Nationals, both games getting suspended and postponed to an undetermined date due to weather. The Yankees also were forced to spend Wednesday night in the Dulles International Airport, being stranded after weather delays. They would move on to play the Kansas City Royals, falling short 5-2. Second baseman Glebyer Torres struggled with two miss plays. A bit of blame was placed on his shoulders. Game two is today at 7:15 EST.
The Yankees top outfield prospect Estevan Florial could miss up to three months. He’ll need wrist surgery. He exited a game earlier this week after sustaining the injury that was thought to be less severe at the time.
Boston Red Sox (30-15)
Although the Red Sox endured a tough week, they still sit in second place in the division. As I’m sure you know, they finished off their series against the Jays winning the last two games. They moved on to play the Oakland A’s, losing the first two games 6-5 and 5-3. They came back in game three, winning 6-4. They then faced division rivals, the Baltimore Orioles. They won the first game 6-2 and lost the second 7-4. They’ll play again today at 7:10 EST.
Tampa Bay Rays (21-22)
Sitting below the Blue Jays in second to last place is the Tampa Bay Rays. They have had quite the week. Sure, they lost the last game of their series against the Baltimore Orioles 17-1, but they have bounced back. They swept their series against the Kansas City Royals, winning the games 2-1, 6-5, and 5-3. Currently, they’re taking on the Los Angeles Angels and won the first game of the series 7-1 and the second 8-3. They’ll close out the series today at 9:07 EST.
Closing pitcher Sergio Romo will get his first career start tonight. It's a very interesting move to keep an eye on!
Baltimore Orioles (14-30)
Coming off their 17-1 victory over the Rays, Baltimore’s hot streak was put out. Their first game against the Philadelphia Phillies was postponed due to weather. Their second game went on as planned and they lost 4-1. They went on to play the Red Sox, losing the first game 6-2 but came back to win game two 7-4, putting an end to their 13 road game losing streak. It was also Alex Cobb’s first victory. Game three is today at 7:10 EST.